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Old 18 October 2005, 10:21   #1
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Dry standing - no trailer!

Does anyone know where I can get some kind of boat stands/chocks from so I can stand the boat on the hard for the winter. The plan is to borrow a trailer and roll the boat off with the aid of a trolley jack onto some stands. I would prefer not to mess about with blocks of wood and use something that will stand on its own and is adjustable.

Any ideas / advice gratefully received.
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Old 18 October 2005, 12:35   #2
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Dry standing - no trailer.

Snipe trailers market galvanised boat dollies called the Shipmate Boat Buggy these 4 wheeled dollies have a cap of 1000 kg - rolling a RIB from a road trailer onto two of these dollies is easy and you can still move the boat around.

Snipe Trailers are at Watling St. Business Park, Cannock Staffs , WS11 3NB. Tel: 01543 374932
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Old 18 October 2005, 13:19   #3
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Moat boatyards will rent you a small cradle for not much money. You might be able to find one out there that will let you take the cradle off-site.
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Old 18 October 2005, 14:08   #4
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Moat boatyards will rent you a small cradle for not much money. You might be able to find one out there that will let you take the cradle off-site.
I am not suprised they rent them out - all they ever bother with are oil drums and railway sleepers - it is quite scary to see a 3,000,000 Sunseeker propped up like that!!!
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Old 18 October 2005, 15:35   #5
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Boat Buggys

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Where have you seen these Boat Buggys if i may be so bold to ask
only thay dont show up on their site
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Does anyone know where I can get some kind of boat stands/chocks from so I can stand the boat on the hard for the winter. The plan is to borrow a trailer and roll the boat off with the aid of a trolley jack onto some stands. I would prefer not to mess about with blocks of wood and use something that will stand on its own and is adjustable.

Any ideas / advice gratefully received.
Get in touch with your local sportsboat importer.

Most boats imported from the US come on a timber topped steel frame that alows them to be moved around with a fork lift and to be placed on a flat surface.

Should be just the job and I'm sure they just scrap them.
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Get in touch with your local sportsboat importer.

Most boats imported from the US come on a timber topped steel frame that alows them to be moved around with a fork lift and to be placed on a flat surface.

Should be just the job and I'm sure they just scrap them.
I say Searider old bean! What a perfectly spiffing idea what?
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Old 19 October 2005, 02:24   #8
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Searider - we get most of those. They do get used again but could sort out something I am sure...
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Old 19 October 2005, 03:22   #9
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Searider - we get most of those. They do get used again but could sort out something I am sure...
What do you do with them Des
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Old 19 October 2005, 03:23   #10
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boat stands

Thanks for all the replies. After much searching I came across www.boat-stands.com and www.yachtlegs.co.uk who have the sort of thing I am looking for.

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Old 19 October 2005, 04:01   #11
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I will try and take some pictures in a minute - there were a few little cradles in the yard. We re-use them...
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Old 19 October 2005, 04:14   #12
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........ We re-use them...
Oh stupid me just looked at your profile and see that you are in shipping
I was just amazed that a US exporter would use one-way steel cradles, they must have plenty of margin in the sales price Des
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Old 19 October 2005, 04:55   #13
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I am not suprised they rent them out - all they ever bother with are oil drums and railway sleepers - it is quite scary to see a 3,000,000 Sunseeker propped up like that!!!
It's worked well enough for enough years!
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Old 19 October 2005, 05:48   #14
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Boat Buggy.

Grumpy - you are correct these are not shown on their web site ... however, they are in the Snipe brochure - they cost 99.50 plus delivery and VAT.
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Old 19 October 2005, 06:41   #15
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Oh stupid me just looked at your profile and see that you are in shipping
I was just amazed that a US exporter would use one-way steel cradles, they must have plenty of margin in the sales price Des
They normally do go one way but it costs to get rid of them. Some are crap and get binned some are reasonable and get refurbed and re-used again for smaller boats. Going to have a look in a minute.
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Old 19 October 2005, 08:12   #16
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Nothing to get very excited about - this is what they look like.




Aaargh, it would be if i could make pics under 200kb but pc here does not allow me to reduce enough!

Basically 2 x metal beams welded parrallel with cross pieces. on top of these are two wooden runners with carpet for the hull to sit on. 90% of boats ex USA come in on these.
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Old 19 October 2005, 13:09   #17
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Spipe boat buggy

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Thanks for that Mike phoned them this morning to inquire thay call them
Ship Mites 3x3=99-50 as you said and 6x3=129
No Brochures sending photo
Could be the answer to my probs
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Old 24 October 2005, 18:19   #18
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If you are still desperate this might be good: http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F66893/

Slightly pricey but chances are you'll get back what you paid and you can probably knock him down a bit....
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